• The Cerebellum
    In Latin, cerebellum literally means little brain, which is a very accurate way to describe this important part of the central nervous system. Located by the brainstem, beneath the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum is in charge of motor functions as well as cognitive functions. This part of the...
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  • Outline of Chapter 2
    Hormones p. 61 Pituitary gland p. 61 module 7 The Brain learning outcomes 7.1 Illustrate how researchers identify the major parts and functions of the brain. 7.2 Describe the central core of the brain. 7.3 Describe the limbic system of the brain. 7.4 Describe the cerebral cortex...
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  • The Bizzz
    different stages of evolution: (1) the primitive central core; (2) the limbic system, which evolved later; and (3) the cerebral hemispheres, which are in charge of higher mental processes (see Figure 2–7). We will use these three basic divisions to describe the parts of the brain, what they do, and how...
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  • Psychology 101 Notes
    periphery. 3. Somatic - connects the skin or muscle with the central nervous system or visceral - connects the internal organs with the central nervous system. Brain Structures Cerebral Cortex [pic] Functions: • Thought • Voluntary movement • Language • Reasoning...
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  • Gene Prion Markers: Finite Regulatory Elements
    purpose. Aim 4: Identify the presence of prion protein (both bovine and sheep) or prion protein (core) in human postmortem brain tissue. Prions are major causes of many human and animal neurodegenerative diseases. Because prion gene expression is abnormal in some mouse models of ALS, we...
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  • Study Guide
    central nervous system (CNS)? Where is it found? What is its purpose? Describe how it circulates in and around the brain and spinal cord. What happens if the flow is blocked? * Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) circulates in the hollow ventricles of the brain, the central canal of spinal cord, and in...
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  • Paper
    sulcus. 14. Define cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex is the outermost layer of the cerebrum and is a layer of gray matter that contains 75 percent of all neuron bodies in the nervous system. 15. Describe the location and function of the primary motor areas of the cortex. The primary...
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  • Central Nervous System
    integrating area of the brain S. Cerebral cortex: gray matter that caps white matter core 18. Organized into 6 well-defined layers 19. Primarily neuronal cell bodies, dendrites, and glial cells 20. Integration of neural input and initiation of neural output take...
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  • Nuerons
    formation, where would you predict the site of injury to lie in each group of patients? Explain. For suggested answers, see Appendix A. CONCEPT The cerebral cortex controls voluntary movement and cognitive functions We turn now to the cerebrum, the part of the brain essential for awareness...
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  • Veneration Without Understanding by Renato Constantino
    cerebral cortex that is connected to both cerebral hemispheres and which helps link parts of the brain that are concerned with motor and sensory function. Near the margin of the lateral sulcus, two transverse (lying across) temporal gyri constitute the primary auditory area of the brain. The...
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  • Unit 2 study guide
    neurons project to portions of the CNS involved in the processing and interpretation of pain, the chief areas being the reticular and limbic systems and cerebral cortex. (p 484) 9. Know different clinical descriptions of pain; pain threshold/tolerance The most widely used clinical classifications...
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  • Brain Study Guide
    are the components of the central nervous system? The nervous system is composed of both central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral components, with the latter having both somatic and autonomic (parasympathetic and sympathetic) subdivisions. ... 20. What is the...
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  • Psychology exam 1
    , cerebellum, and limbic system. 8. Identify the four lobes of the cerebral cortex, and describe the sensory and motor functions of the cortex. 9. Discuss the importance of the association areas, and describe how damage to several different cortical areas can impair language functioning. 10...
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  • Checkpoint
    identifying the major regions of the brain and what functions of behavior the systems of each region control. There are three main parts/ layers of the brain; they are the primitive Central Core, the Limbic System, and the Cerebral Hemisphere. The Central Core is at the point when the spinal...
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  • Buisness Notes
    involved in sexual functions. The cerebral hemispheres consist of a core, the basal ganglia, and an extensive but thin surrounding sheet of neurons making up the grey matter of the cerebral cortex. The basal ganglia play a central role in the initiation and control of movement. (See Chapter 7 on Movement...
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  • The Central Nervous System
    . Explain the structure of the cerebral cortex (its hemispheres and lobes) and the function of each area of the cortex. 3. Define the concepts of brain plasticity, neurogenesis, and brain lateralization. If you were someone who understood brain anatomy and were to look at the brain of an animal...
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  • Ap Psychology Chapter 2 Worksheet Answer
    of the brain. 55. The most complex functions of human behavior are linked to the most developed part of the brain, the cerebral cortex. 56. The non-neural cells that support, protect, and nourish cortical neurons are called glial cells. 57. Compared to the cortexes of lower mammals, the human...
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  • Psychology
    the cerebral cortex of an Opossum early in development before the cortex received input from the thalamus o After brain development was complete, used microelectrodes to record activity of neurons in various regions of the cortex o Boundaries of the specialized regions were different from normal...
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  • Homo Aquaticus?
    humans than in apes. The neocortex (part of the cerebral cortex), for instance is over three times larger than in chimps, even though chimps and humans are pretty close to equal in body weight. Each side of the brain is diveded by the central sulces into independant halves. Just before the...
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  • Exam
    . * Describe the clinical and anatomical evidence that supports the hypothesis that different areas of the brain mediate different functions Cells of the Nervous System Reading: Gazzaniga et al. Chpt 2 Learning objectives: * Describe the 2 main types of cells in the nervous system...
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